Volunteers

Many of our Money Matters programs are delivered not by staff at the hosting organization, but by volunteers from TD Bank Group. These volunteers come to organizations across Canada to deliver financial literacy workshops to adult learners.

Some of our volunteers work in banking directly, but others work in Marketing, Human Resources, or IT. The thing all of our volunteers have in common? Friendly, welcoming attitudes and a commitment to improving financial literacy in their community.

Why Volunteer with Money Matters?

The biggest barrier to adult learners acquiring financial literacy isn’t know-how. It’s anxiety when it comes to thinking and talking about money management.

That’s where you come in. As a friendly, welcoming TD Bank Group staff person, you help dismantle the stereotype of the “scary banker.” We encourage volunteers to dress-down, be conversational, and share with the group when they don’t know the answer to a question.

We know we’ve been successful when Money Matters participants leave our workshops feeling like they can go into any bank to ask a money management question. TD volunteers like you help them build that confidence.

The Role: What to Expect

The volunteer role changes a bit depending on what Money Matters program you’re working with. There are constants, though. When you volunteer with Money Matters, you will always receive the following:

  • online training in how to teach adult learners
  • information about the learning centre where the workshops are taking place
  • information about the adults you’ll be tutoring

There will always be a staff member in the classroom with you to give you a hand if you need it.

Money Matters
Our core program for adult learners is a 9 hour time commitment: a 60 minute online training session, and 8 hours of workshops. (Don’t worry: the workshops are always spread over a few days.) You will generally be working with a small group of adult learners (3–5 people).

Money Matters for Newcomers and New Canadians
This program is a 2.5 hour time commitment: a 30 minute online training session, and a 2 hour workshop. You will generally be working with a larger group of adult learners (10–20 people).

Money Matters for Indigenous Peoples
This program is a 9 hour time commitment: a 60 minute online training session, and 8 hours of workshops. (Don’t worry: the workshops are always spread over a few days.)  You will generally be working with a small group of adult learners (3–5 people).

Resources

Take a look at our resources below to get familiar with our programs and what you’ll be teaching in the classroom.

Money Matters (core program)

Money Matters for Newcomers and New Canadians

Money Matters for Indigenous Communities

 

Additional supports
Coming soon!

Contact Us

Questions, comments, great ideas? We’re always happy to hear from you.

Ontario:
Hilary Reid
Programs Coordinator
hreid@abclifeliteracy.ca
416-218-0010 x131

Western and Northern Canada:
Allison Nichol Longtin
Programs Coordinator
anichollongtin@abclifeliteracy.ca
416-218-0010 x125

Quebec and Eastern Canada:
Paul Bishop
Programs Coordinator
pbishop@abclifeliteracy.ca
416-218-0010 x127

Find Volunteer Opportunities in Your Area

TD Bank Group Employees
All our volunteer opportunities are posted on the TD Volunteer Network. You can browse by your city or town to find out what opportunities we have near you.

Not interested in browsing? Don’t worry. You can hear from us directly when an opportunity comes up in your community. Sign up and we’ll send you an email the next time a session is booked in your area.



Other Interested Volunteers

Not a TD Bank Group employee, but still interested in volunteering with Money Matters? No problem. Contact us, and we’ll be in touch about how we can get you involved.